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4 Mar 2018, 7:52 am
Posted by Michael Simkovic (USC Gould School of Law), on Sunday, March 4, 2018 Editor's Note: Michael Simkovic is Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law. [read post]
15 Jun 2015, 11:18 pm by Michael Simkovic
A shorthand approach sometimes used to compare the cost and benefits of higher education—comparing student loan balances at graduation to first year earnings—can be seriously... [read post]
3 Nov 2015, 12:48 pm by Michael Simkovic
Noah Feldman recently argued that law schools are not helping students with low standardized test scores by denying those students the opportunity to attend law... [read post]
3 Jun 2019, 11:43 am by Michael Simkovic
In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Professor Philip Hamburger of Columbia calls on the federal government to impose restrictions on access to student loans... [read post]
2 Nov 2018, 11:23 am by Michael Simkovic
After crippling teachers unions in Wisconsin, the Republican controlled state government moved to slash education budgets and reduce educators' autonomy, both in K-12 education and... [read post]
18 Jun 2015, 12:23 pm by Michael Simkovic
A number of recent analyses purporting to show the negative effects of student loans compare group A, which has student loans and a bachelor’s degree... [read post]
6 Nov 2017, 4:45 am by Michael Simkovic
The draft tax plan unveiled last week by House Republicans targets students and educational institutions for tax increases. [read post]
5 May 2015, 5:33 am by Michael Simkovic
In her latest post, Deborah Merritt maintains that scholarships conditioned on maintaining a minimum GPA or class ranking are troubling when used by law schools,... [read post]
3 Aug 2015, 10:01 am by Michael Simkovic
John Brooks (Georgetown) and Jonathan Glater (UC Irvine) argue in today’s Los Angeles Times that the Federal Government should raise the borrowing limit on federal... [read post]
19 Sep 2023, 5:00 am by Michael Simkovic
In August I warned that a perennial anti-higher-education narrative that was resurfacing in the conservative press could soon go mainstream, as it did in the... [read post]
29 Jul 2015, 7:28 pm by Michael Simkovic
How should marriage affect legal determinations of ability to pay, and therefore obligation to pay? [read post]
12 Oct 2023, 7:31 am by Michael Simkovic
Abraham Lincoln managed his feelings of anger by writing “hot letters”, which he would then set aside until his emotions cooled. [read post]
12 May 2015, 1:02 pm by Michael Simkovic
In the Wall Street Journal, Professor Adam Levitin of Georgetown argues yes for private student loans and no for federal student loans, since the latter... [read post]
4 May 2015, 11:52 am by Michael Simkovic
Many critics have attacked law schools for offering merit scholarships that can only be retained if students meet minimum GPA requirements. [read post]
1 Feb 2019, 7:08 am by Michael Simkovic
Brian Leiter and Paul Caron both recently noted a study by Adam Chilton, Jonathan Masur, and Kyle Rozema which argues that law schools can increase... [read post]
7 May 2015, 7:28 pm by Michael Simkovic
One question in the labor economics literature is why education increases earnings. [read post]
10 Apr 2015, 10:59 am by Michael Simkovic
Did law schools behave unethically by providing employment and earnings information without simultaneously reporting survey response rates? [read post]